Here at Custom Offsets we CONSTANTLY get asked what the best lift kit is and if we can compare various kits to determine which one is, in fact, the BEST.
The reason this topic has been put off for so long is due to the fact that it is a very tricky and in fact almost impossible question to pinpoint an answer to. The reason being is that a lift kit for one person may not be the best option for another. The fact of the matter is with so many different trucks out there and so many different uses being applied to them, there really isn’t a single BEST lift kit for the entire market.
Most people daily-drive their trucks, while others own show trucks, and of course, there are guys out there trying to set off-road records. Custom Offsets currently offers thirteen different brands for suspension kits on our website, so we decided to touch on the most popular kits in an attempt to narrow down some of the best options for those looking to lift their trucks.
1. Rough Country
If you’re an avid Custom Offsets viewer than you’ve probably heard us talk about Rough Country before. They make quality products but are primarily known for getting truck owners into the lifted game for less dollars. If you’re looking to lift your truck and land a very solid bang-for-your-buck, while maybe sacrificing a smidge of ride quality compared to our premium brands, then Rough Country is the way to go.
As far as pricing goes, Rough Country 6" lift kits seem to hover right around the $1000 mark. Keep in mind, these kits are vehicle specific so the price may vary depending on the type of vehicle you're lifting.
See more Rough Country lift photos in our gallery!
2. BDS Suspension
For those of you that have followed our 2500HD shop build, you’ll know that we currently run a BDS suspension system on there and have been very impressed with the level of craftsmanship that has come with it.
Talking to the guys at BDS has proved to us that they really know what they’re doing when it comes to making these suspension kits. Between the engineering and testing its clear that BDS does not mess around when it comes to designing their components and kits as a whole. Overall the build quality of BDS kits is what makes them stand out amongst the competition. The only real downside to BDS is that it is rather easy to go over-budget in a hurry due to the premiere quality of their products.
Pricing for a 6" BDS Suspension Lift Kit starts around $1800 but you get what you pay for. This is definitely one of our favorite lift kit manufacturers and they are well worth the price!
See more BDS Suspension lift photos in our gallery!
3. Zone Off-Road
The “little brother” of BDS, Zone offers a serious step above most other entry-level kits when it comes to quality, without having to go all the way up to full BDS pricing. If you daily drive your truck but are still looking for it to stand up to some mild off-road abuse then Zone Off-Road is definitely a great option as many of their products are developed from the same methods as BDS products but with slightly less expensive materials.
Zone Off-Road 6" Lift Kits start right around $1300. A bargain for a really nice quality lift kit.
See more Zone Off-Road lift photos in our gallery!
Praised for being one of the best suspension options on the market, McGAUGHYS is known for providing some fantastic ride quality. In our experience, it is definitely worth it to spend some extra cash on the premium kit to ensure quality product finish compared to the standard kit.
The big question though is it worth the extra cash for the McGAUGHYS kit over some of our other brands? Well, our opinion is that for someone looking to lift either their show truck or super clean daily then yes, this kit holds up really well to get that height out of your vehicle and definitely looks the best out of any other lift kit setup we’ve covered.
A McGAUGHYS 6" Lift Kit starts around $1300 but can go all the way to over $2300 depending on what you're looking for.
See more McGAUGHYS lift kit photos in our gallery!
So What’s The Verdict?
In conclusion, no matter how many lift kit setups we cover, at the end of the day, it’s going to come down to what you’re using your truck for and what your budget is.
There will always be a cheaper option, there will always be an option to help you break the bank, and there will never be a do it all lift to cater to every truck owner on the market.
We try our best to describe some of the benefits of each of these systems to give you guys a better understanding of what might work best for you, but at the end of the day, it’s going to come down to budget and personal preference.
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